Anthropocentric?

Anthropocentric?

Nice word, huh? It’s not a word that shows up in ordinary conversation when you order your Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino at Starbucks or while you pack your kids’ school lunch. It means “You, human being, are the center of the universe, the most important element in all existence. Everybody and everything else simply isn’t. […]

Everything old is…

Everything old is…

New again! …I hope. Or else, what am I going to do with all those old, narrow ties and an almost-antique Polaroid camera that can’t spit out its chemical-soaked, cardboard pictures anymore, and even – if I can admit it without blushing – some old ‘70s flower-embroidered bell bottoms lurking in the back of my […]

Cadwell’s Cheese House

90 Years of Fine Cheese

Cadwell’s Cheese House

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Fine cheese comes in such a variety that cheese lovers can spend a lifetime getting to know all the varieties and flavors that milk and cream can become if properly crafted and aged. Jane Currie, owner and operator of Cadwell’s Cheese House & Gifts in Dewittville, New York, now represents […]

A New Welcome Home For Chautauqua County Veterans

A New Welcome Home For Chautauqua County Veterans

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “Just say, ‘Welcome home!’ Those are the best words a soldier can hear back in the good old U.S.A,” said Cindy Reidy recently. Cindy started in April of this year as the project coordinator for the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Program, located in Falconer, New York, a Chautauqua County Veterans […]

Not all who wander…

Not all who wander…

“Not all those who wander are lost” is a line from J. R. R. Tolkien’s book, Lord of the Rings. The line describes a king named Aragorn who is destined to someday regain his lost, ancestral throne. He travels for years disguised as a wandering nomad to learn his enemies’ secret plans. There are three […]

July Skies Offer Special Events

July Skies Offer Special Events

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors The Next Fireworks The month of July will offer sky watchers an interesting sight. The July Fourth fireworks will not be the only sky show this month. On the night of Sunday, July 29, and the morning of Monday, July 30, the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower […]

Escape!

Escape!

What a concept! I think the other word for it is called Vacation! I hope your work-a-day world isn’t so crazy you really need to escape from it for vacation. But sometimes we do call it a “getaway,” right? People do some amazing things to get away for vacation. And sometimes the more extreme the […]

New Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater

Ready for Another History-Making Century

New Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The sound of hammers and saws, the smell of new lumber and beautiful flower beds nodding in the summer breeze greeted guests who came to Chautauqua Institution last week to see if the new Amphitheater – lovingly known for the last century as “The Amp” – would be ready for […]

Whether it is a solemn and ancient tradition or only a silly superstition, almost everybody has heard the old rhyme so often chanted in a bride’s preparation for her wedding day: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe. Silver sixpence pieces are hard to come by these […]

Alert! More Graduation Advice.

Alert! More Graduation Advice.

Sometimes, diplomas do not matter at all. So… Here’s some advice to new graduates. Sorry, kids, it comes with the congratulations and the parties. Parents, relatives and un-relatives alike can eavesdrop here, too, just for fun. Your diploma will not go looking for a job. A diploma does not take a paycheck home. A diploma […]

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